Compound in Plants Found to Halt Growth of Melanoma Cancer Cells Showcasing once again how numerous food-based substances are able to both treat and protect against cancer, scientists from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have found for the first time that a natural, plant-derived substance known as gossypin is capable of treating the deadliest form of skin cancer – melanoma. In the study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, researchers found gossypin was able to inhibit human melanoma cell proliferation in melanoma cell lines where two genetic mutations occur. In the lab tests using cell cultures, gossypin was also shown to inhibit the growth of human melanoma cells and reduce tumor volume while increasing survival rate. The American Cancer Society estimates that 76,690 individuals will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2013. Additionally, an estimated 9,480 people are expected to die of melanoma this year.
On Clostridium Difficile and Fecal Transplants (11/11/11, StuffYouShouldKnow) Remember the MRSA scare of a couple years ago? Remember, it was before the swine flu scare but after the SARS and avian flu scares. For those who can’t recollect, MRSA is a potentially fatal, antibiotic-resistant staph infection, essentially a superbacterium that a lot of researchers believe is the result of the overuse of things like antibacterial soap and the misuse of antibiotic medications. One of the things that made it so frightening was that otherwise healthy people were catching it in hospitals. MRSA’s still around, though the panic has largely died down. Its meteoric rise to prominence in the world media is somewhat baffling when compared to another, generally overlooked hospital-acquired bug that’s been going around, Clostridium difficile.
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Recipes - Smoothies - Super Juice ½ lime – peeled 2 Golden Delicious or Royal Gala apples ¼ pineapple ¼ medium cucumber ¼ ripe avocado 10oz of fresh wheatgrass 1 level teaspoon of spirulina 1 capsule of acidophilus bacteria powder Ice cubes Juice the apples, pineapple, cucumber and lime. Put the avocado flesh into a blender along with the ice, wheatgrass, spirulina, and the friendly bacteria powder. Blend everything until smooth, pour and enjoy. This juice is exploding with some of nature's super nutrients, enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids.
The Disease Machine: Why Drug Makers Keep You Sick Why are ineffective and dangerous drugs peddled by supposed ‘public health’ organizations in place of well-established natural solutions with virtually zero side effects? The truth of the matter is that drug makers simply would not profit if the world were to awaken to the plethora of free health-promoting substances that beat out over-priced pharmaceuticals and medical interventions. There would be no need for pharmaceutical manufacturers, phony ‘public health’ organizations peddling the latest ‘miracle’ drug, and certainly no research organizations feeding off the donations of good-hearted individuals.
Crohn's Disease (LiveScience) Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that involves inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract. Parts of the digestive system become swollen and develop deep sores or ulcers. Though Crohn’s can develop anywhere in the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, it most often affects the last part of the small intestine and the first part of the large intestine, according to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Recipes - Juices - Super Chute Juice 2 Golden Delicious or Royal Gala apples A small chunk of carrot ½ stick celery 1 large handful of mixed green leaves – watercress, kale, parsley, spinach and whatever other green leafy vegetables that are available 1 inch slice of cucumber ½ inch chunk of broccoli stem 1 small handful of alfalfa sprouts (found in any good health shop) ¼ inch slice of unpeeled raw beetroot ¼ inch slice courgette (zucchini) 1 small piece of lemon – preferably, wax-free lemon with rind ¼ inch slice of ginger 1 ice cube This is named a ‘chute juice’ named after the Phillips whole-fruit juicer, all you need to do is place one whole apple in the chute followed by all the other ingredients, finishing it off with the other apple. You then simply put the machine on the higher speed and push through. Pour over ice. That’s it! That’s all!
45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours.
Pooperoni? Baby-Poop Bacteria Help Make Healthy Sausages (LiveScience 2/18/14) The trick to making sausage healthier may be baby poop, researchers say. Bacteria from baby poop can help make delicious sausages, which could transform savory meats into health foods much like probiotic yogurts, according to new research. For millennia, cultures across the globe have relied on microbes to help create a dazzling variety of foods and drinks. Recipes - Smoothies - Juice Master's Turbo Express 1/4 small pineapple 1/2 stick celery 1 inch chunk of cucumber 1 small handful of spinach leaves 1 small piece of peeled lime 2 apples - not Granny Smiths 1/4 ripe avocado Ice Juice the pineapple, celery, cucumber, spinach, lime and apples. (If you have a Phillips whole-fruit juicer, put in one apple, place the other ingredients on top and then finish up with the other apple). Place the ripe avocado flesh in the blender / smoothie maker along with the ice and juice mixture. Give a good whiz for 45 seconds (or until smooth).
World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease By Dr. Dwight Lundell, M.D. We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.